Artificial Limb (ALC) Center
Artificial Limb center in Kiwanis, first started its project in Delhi in 1999. It was setup with the primary objective of providing mobility aids e.g. Prosthesis, Orthosis appliances and Polio Callipers to the differently abled and underprivileged.
The main aim is to provide high quality and comfortable artificial limbs tailored to the individual need of every patient, free. For technical support the club entered in a collaboration with ALIMCO, Kanpur, which was appointed as our consultant for providing inputs pertaining to technology and manufacturing and Now, Its collaborated with VODA,
Kiwanis Club has set up a modern well equipped workshop with full-fledged facilities for manufacturing artificial limbs, which became functional in July 1999. The centre ensures delivery of the limbs in the shortest possible time. From the conventional ALIMCO limbs, Kiwanis Club of New Delhi has now progressed to offering better quality of Prosthesis.
The artificial limbs Centre has acquired its reputation amongst the renowned hospital e.g. AIIMS, Safdargang Hospital, Army Hospital (R & R) etc, which regularly refer patients to Kiwanis Club of New Delhi. Since 2014, Mr. Srivastava CEO & Founder Innovative Prosthetic and Orthotic, USA has providing us technical support.
The Kiwanis Club of New Delhi has been engaged in it’s core activity of providing Artificial Limbs to the physically challenged individuals. On an average, the Centre provides artificial limbs to over 200 patients per month, thus helping them to regain mobility and self-reliance. The Kiwanis Club has also setup satellite artificial limbs centres at Gurgaon in collaboration with Chikitsa Dispensary.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) Center
Kiwanis, Cerebral Palsy Centre, established at Kiwanis Bhawan, which provides care and treatment for individuals affected by Cerebral Palsy (CP). It is a non-progressive Neurological disorder which affect movements, speech, posture and other basic functions. CP is caused by brain and nervous system damage, sustained before birth, during labour or shortly after child birth. Depending upon the area, and the extent of the damage, symptoms may include spasms, ticks, gait abnormalities, seizures and poor muscle tone. Eye sight, hearing, speech and intellect may also be affected. Most of the causes of CP do not have specific curative treatments. However, children suffering with CP present many medical problems that can be treated / prevented. The initial stage of treatment involves examination by interdisciplinary team of doctors’ e.g Paediatrician, Neurologist, Psychologist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Speech Therapist, and Occupational Therapist. Presently the CP Centre at Kiwanis Bhawan attends to an average of 260 cases per month. The Kiwanis Club of New Delhi has 2 specialists’ doctors for the same. It is not possible to cover all these specialties at Kiwanis Bhawan. We have at present a Pediatrician/Neurologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and Special Educator at Kiwanis Bhawan. However, we have made arrangements for our CP patients to be examined by the required specialists at other hospitals / centres. The Kiwanis Club also provides training of parents / care takers who are made to understand and treat the specific requirements of their wards.
The Kiwanis Club of New Delhi is also running a Department of Physiotherapy to provide the required treatment. The Department of Physiotherapy was established on the occasion of Silver Jubilee celebration of Kiwanis Club of New Delhi In collaboration with Help Age India. The Physiotherapy and Pain Clinic was inaugurated by Smt Sheila Dixit, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi on 30th September 2003.
The Pain cum Physiotherapy clinic provides treatment to the patients suffering from “Musculo – Skeletal” disorder like back pain, cervical pain, joints pain, spondylitis, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow etc, and gait training for amputees as well as hemiplegics arising out of stroke.